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AuthorRe: How many username changes does LJM get in a month?
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2,351. Posted:

yes, he's already been DictatorJumpMad.

also, there's no limit as to how many times your username can be changed so far as i know, kyuubikid213. I could be wrong, though :3

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AuthorRe: Nintendo needs to buy back Rare
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2,352. Posted:

Pretty sure I locked one of these earlier this week, but if you'd really like to discuss the topic of Nintendo and Rare, this thread here. Have fun! :3

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AuthorRe: What is Guild01?
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2,353. Posted:

There's a description in this recently revived thread here, Barbiegurl777. :3

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2,354. Posted:

We actually have our QR trading thread here if you'd like to check it out, dragonrider4242. :3

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AuthorRe: How many username changes does LJM get in a month?
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2,355. Posted:

admins can still change usernames. if you ask nicely (or if we think it's funny), we'll generally go ahead and change your username for you if you're outside the 90-day period.

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AuthorRe: People. Take a chill pill.
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2,356. Posted:

Video games are entertainment, but social issues are social issues. we don't all have to be jerks about a given topic, but we don't have to belittle major social issues that others feel strongly about either. No one's forcing you to click a topic here at Nintendo Life. Don't want to read it? Don't open the thread. Don't like another user here? Ignore them.

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AuthorRe: Think of a way to tarnish this discussion into something completley ridicolous, immature, and unrelated.
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2,357. Posted:

Let's not, please.

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AuthorRe: Should Link be a girl?
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2,358. Posted:

@Neoproteus: The thread started off promising, but now you're straight-up entering the Twilight Zone. In each of the games Nintendo has produced so far (as well as those crap CD-i titles and any other game where he's had a cameo), Link has been portrayed in male form. We can't go back and change his gender in those incarnations of his character just because we think it'd be better that way. If Link is ever to be incarnated as a female at one point, she deserves her own adventure, her own tale to be told.

@thelastlemming: to be honest, it's starting to get to that point, lol...

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AuthorRe: Should Link be a girl?
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2,359. Posted:

Neoproteus wrote:

And this is a screenshot from Soul Calibur 2, clearly showing a camel-toe.
You could also take into consideration that many of Link's voice actors were female.

(a) do you have to be so crude? looks like a poorly placed highlight to me.
(b) When you take into consideration that OoT, MM, WW, PH, and ST all involved Child Link, the mystery behind Link's voice actors being largely female becomes much clearer. Using a female voice actor for male child roles is nothing new in terms of animated TV shows/movies and video games.

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AuthorRe: Should Link be a girl?
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2,360. Posted:

@Neoproteus: What we're saying is that whether something matches the definition of 'art' depends entirely on the person making that personal call. Yes, a dictionary or textbook can put a definition to a word or concept, but it's belief from the individual that makes the definition true or not. Monetary value fluctuates depending on the value people themselves put into it — our US currency used to be worth a given amount of gold, and now it's hardly worth the paper it's printed upon. Language changes daily and shifts greatly over time — we would hardly be able to understand one of Shakespeare's plays if we watched one during his lifetime due to not only the words and grammatical structure but the way those words were actually pronounced back in his day.

In short, what one person sees as an 'expression of human creative skill and imagination' is another person's trash, and there's no helping it until they change their mind.

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2,361. Posted:

@DudeSean: sorry to keep following the tangent, but the problem with the 'games as art' argument is that 'art' is entirely subjective, and there is nothing set in stone that controls what a given person can and/or will view as 'art'. There are those who will argue that games are indeed art, some that would view some games as art and others not, and still more who view games as just fun, with no artistic value whatsoever, and all are technically correct so far as the individual in question is concerned.

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2,362. Posted:

Please feel free to post your thoughts about a Kid Icarus U to this recent thread about the very topic. Thank you! :3

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AuthorRe: We have hit a graphics plateau...
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2,363. Posted:

HarmoKnight wrote:

That's why I posted the real life Pokemon thong

Excuse me? Please don't post your modeling photos here, no one wants to see that >:[

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AuthorRe: A common misconception I like to debunk.
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2,364. Posted:

Indeed, this is old news, I'm afraid. Please feel free to discuss it in the existing thread. Thank you! :3

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AuthorRe: We have hit a graphics plateau...
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2,365. Posted:

HarmoKnight wrote:

Graphix mean everything because who wants to play a crappy anime game when they can see every poor in piplups body

...

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2,366. Posted:

weren't people worried as all hell about the 3DS not being known by John Q. Public too? and it seems to be doing ok...

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2,367. Posted:

in b4 'resolution =/= graphics' argument

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AuthorRe: Should Link be a girl?
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2,368. Posted:

thelastlemming wrote:

almost nothing in this thread has advanced a serious discussion about the issue.

hey, some of us tried, but when the majority doesn't want to be mature about it, there's not much that can be done. no online forum has a chance in hell of advancing a major IRL-affecting issue like this, but if one person's mind can be opened by something that's been said here about the topic, it's worth it for me to have spoken my mind IMO.

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2,369. Posted:

i'd only want to see them put forth a 'collection' after they wrap up everything they started in Dark Dawn — as in 'once they've released a fourth game'. :/

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AuthorRe: Should Link be a girl?
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2,370. Posted:

thelastlemming wrote:

MyBodyIsReady wrote:

No, Link should not be a girl.
Just because Link looks pretty in some gender swapping fan art pictures, doesn't mean he should.

HoF status for arguments like this maybe. It's a great point, just kind of staggering that it needed to be made.

I would say HoF status for arguments like that not because 'they needed to be said', but because they didn't. Putting forth the assumption that all of us in favor of the idea would want to see Link in female form for the sole reason of 'because he looks pretty'? Not cool. :/

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2,371. Posted:

I'm sure these people here can help you with your decision. Please feel free to ask them :3

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AuthorRe: Should Link be a girl?
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2,372. Posted:

@kyuubikid213: No offense, but if you think that whatever 'they' would do to Link in female form hasn't already been done to him in male form, you're sorely mistaken. I fail to see how it's a point of contention.

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2,373. Posted:

on an unrelated note, i keep reading this title as 'Failblox' and that makes me giggle

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AuthorRe: Should Link be a girl?
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2,374. Posted:

Trainer_DJ wrote:

Aviator wrote:

And bravery, a strong sense of justice, selflessness, and perseverance, whether it is right or not, cannot be associated with a woman character?

I knew someone would say that. These have been considered traditionally more masculine in society. Is it right for those traits to automatically be associated with men? That is up for debate. I don't think so. However, if you look at any qualities of a traditional male hero, those have been central. All I am saying is that Link is in my opinion a masculine character, not just in the dirty, macho, in your face type of way.

And they haven't been the qualities of female heroes as well? I don't quite get what you're trying to say. A sense of justice, perseverance, and selflessness has been a part of both male and female protagonists as well as historical heroic figures, it comes with the territory. any hero is going to boil down to those three qualities at the very least, otherwise nothing would get done and no one would be saved.

This thread is very slowly beginning to make my head explode. There are people who are taking it seriously, and these people I thank for giving the overall topic of gender issues in video games the respect it deserves, because it's something I feel strongly about. as for those of you who use these topics as cheap vehicles to spout sexist jokes and behave like fools, I can only hope that someday you understand and eventually come to regret what you're doing right now.

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AuthorRe: Should Link be a girl?
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2,375. Posted:

undead_terror wrote:

Not all fairys are female

indeed — Tael was Tatl's brother in MM, and i'm wanting to say one of the fairies in Phantom Hourglass was also male.

thelastlemming wrote:

More to the point I think a playable female character set in the Zelda universe could be very cool. But to call that character "Link" is to forever bastardize a beloved character by saying anyone by that name can claim to be the legendary hero.

... so? i thought that was the point of Link being reincarnated through time, it's always someone named Link who winds up the legendary hero. I don't see it as bastardization, I see it as 'something different for the series'.

thelastlemming wrote:

It would also call into question the gender of all of Link's "ancestors." Say it's not so, but with a scrap of evidence fan-boys minds run a muck. :p

again... so what? still not seeing where the impossibility lies in some of Link's hero ancestors being female. It's a 50/50 shot in each incarnation as to which gender Link winds up being, after all. :3

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